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Protocols for Interacting with an Outer Dark Information Console

Handout for The Esoterrorists You have been forwarded this confidential Ordo Veritatis Supplementary Operations Manual Entry because you have either discovered an Outer Dark Information Console (ODIC) or have reason to believe you will encounter one during the course of your current ongoing investigation. As you proceed it is essential to balance two competing but […]

See Page XX: The EZ One-Shot System

A column about roleplaying By Robin D. Laws Sometimes you want to run an entirely casual tabletop session that requires next to no prep on your part, and zero learning curve for the players. For example, you might want to run a game around a dinner party, maybe with a break in the middle for […]

See Page XX: Sketching Out Your Yellow King: This Is Normal Now Series (Part Two)

A column about roleplaying by Robin D. Laws This wraps up the series outline from the previous installment of See P. XX. Cult Activity A friend or loved one joins the Temple of Hali, willingly embracing the new unreality as more vivid and exciting than boring old regular life. Can the team dig up a […]

Workspace

A Fear Itself scenario outline In this one-shot horror scenario, the players portray a heist crew that targets the wrong office building for its latest job. Create pregenerated characters for this premise, fitting the investigative point spends to your number of players. Ignore Sources of Stability. Asking each player to specify, in a private communication […]

Jack Belkirk

A Trail of Cthulhu GMC in Armitage Files format Resort Owner Name: Jack Belkirk Physical Description: heavy-set man in his mid-fifties, wears overly tight suits, hair slicked to scalp with faintly medicinal-smelling pomade Sinister: The blood of the Deep Ones courses through Jack’s veins. Yet when he reached the age where other members of his […]

First Edition

Intense drama. Hilarious comedy. And you are the sole protagonist. First Edition is the game of personal storytelling for one player and one GM. Incorporating new rules by GUMSHOE One-2-One and DramaSystem designer Robin D. Laws, First Edition features an accessible framework for creating compelling solo protagonist narratives. This core rulebook also includes eleven innovative […]

First Edition playtesting

Please email us if you are interested in playtesting this.   First Edition System: DramaSystem One-2-One Authors: Robin D. Laws, Wade Rockett, Sarah Saltiel, Ruth Tillman Deadline: 30th September 2023 Number of sessions: 1+ Description: In First Edition, one player and one Game Moderator create a story of dramatic interaction and personal transformation featuring a […]

See Page XX: Sketching Out Your Yellow King: This Is Normal Now Series (Part Two)

This wraps up the series outline from a previous installment of See P. XX. Cult Activity A friend or loved one joins the Temple of Hali, willingly embracing the new unreality as more vivid and exciting than boring old regular life. Can the team dig up a sinister truth that will release this person from […]

Arcimboldo Syndrome

Scenario hook for a Fear Itself one-shot Rudiger and Dietrich Thalbach had a problem. As descendants of the noble Vilsdorf family of ancient Bavaria, they were born as lebendurghul, or living ghouls. A congenital condition requires them to periodically ingest fresh human DNA or lapse into a feral, pre-sapient state. Their forebears compensated for this […]

The Last Egregore

A Scenario Seed for The Yellow King: Aftermath Not knowing who to trust, a fellow ex-insurgent now working for the Federal Police turns to the crew for assistance. A top-secret tribunal has sentenced a key war criminal of the Castaigne regime to death. The hitch: the convict is an egregore, an insubstantial malign being from […]

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